The only thing that would be more fun for a Bulls fan than a Durant/Rose core is a Howard/Rose core, and even then, I can't say I'm 100% certain on that. Which makes this photo all the more interesting...
What's crazy about this photo is that the world gave LeBron James all kinds of hell for wearing a New York Yankees hat while he played for Cleveland, and he's rooting for a rival baseball team.
A quick glance around the web, and people don't seem to freak out that much about it. Durant's so teflon that it simply doesn't matter. I'll give you this example.
We all know a guy who, through force of personality, can go and tell the most racist, sexist, insulting joke to any audience and still make everyone laugh. The same joke that if you told would get you fired from your job or lead to a divorce.
Durant's that guy. It isn't fair. It isn't right. It is true.
LeBron James would have his head on a spike if he wore a Bulls hat around Miami. It'd be going around sportscenter right now, and the national media would be taking turns throwing him off a cliff.
However, Kevin Durant said he was committed to OKC and he backed up those words by signing a max length extension without the three year opt out and did so with little fanfare. He put his money where his mouth was and did so with no debate or drama.
As such, Oklahmoa City fans might be a bit annoyed by the photo, but I doubt any of them feel insecure about Durant leaving or demanding a trade. Whereas Cleveland ultimately had every reason to worry about LeBron James leaving as, well, he actually did leave.
Bulls fans? This photo probably caused a few wet dreams last night, but Durant is locked up through 2016.
Don't worry Kevin, we'll keep a spot on the bench open for you just in case.
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